What to Bring to Campus
- Bath soap
- Toothbrush, toothpaste
- Hair dryer
- Shaving equipment
- Any prescription medications
- Laundry soap
- Basket or bag for laundry
- Clothes hangers
- Iron (Ironing boards are provided for each residence area.)
- Extra-long twin sheets
- Bedspread or comforter
- Bath & hand towels
- Twin mattress pad
- Stereo, radio, headphones
- Surge protector
- Alarm clock
- Sewing kit
- Headache/flu medicine
- First Aid supplies
- Mug, glass, plate, knife, spoon, fork, pan
- Full-length mirror
- Small refrigerator
- Photos, posters (Stick tack is permitted.)
- Message board
- Dry-erase marker
- Lamps or clip-on lights (Halogen not permitted.)
TIP: Compare checklists with your roommate before arriving.
A 72-hour kit carrier needs to be something you can grab quickly and carry easily in case you need to walk more than 10 or 20 miles to safety. Storage in a car trunk or easily accessible place in your room is advised. Be realistic about your costs and what you include. You will not be alone if something happens on-campus – so if something is missing, you will not be in peril.
Essential items for a kit:
Emergency reflective ("space") blankets
Hand and body warm packs
Flashlight (battery or hand generated)
Waterproof & windproof matches/lighter
First aid kit with instant ice packs, and pain relievers if possible
Assortment of bandages, Ointments, Gauze pads, hot/cold packs, Tweezers, Scissors and sanitizer
Whistle for emergency signal
Can opener + pocket knife
Water (i.e., 1 gal for each day)
Chewing gum & hard candy (for stress relief)
Biohazard bag (optional, or dig a hole in the ground!)
Garbage bag and plastic ties
Roll of toilet paper
Moist towelettes for sanitation
Travel hand sanitizer
Handbook (for info on first aid and survival)
Less critical/essential (but beneficial) items:
Extra batteries stored separately in plastic bags
Dust or filter mask (Recommended for preventing inhalation of airborne particles)
Travel size bottle of bug spray
Travel size bottle of sunscreen
Pad of paper
Battery powered or hand-crank AM/FM radio
$20 of small bills
$5 in quarters & dimes (for phone calls)
9 beef or buffalo jerky sticks
3600 calorie food bar
Canned meat (tuna, sausage sticks, beans, etc.)
Canned ready-to-eat soup
Bagged dried fruit (closable bag)
Small pkg/box of crackers (wheat, graham crackers; avoid salted crackers)
Mess kit or paper/plastic dishes and utensils
Can opener (if it isn’t included with all purpose knife)
Travel size bar of soap & plastic bag to store soap
Travel dish soap
Clean undergarments & socks, & other clothing if desired
Prescription medicine and glasses
Tylenol, Aleve, Motrin, etc.
Whistle with neck card
Deck of cards
Important Papers: each person should have their own personal information like birthday, medical history, emergency contacts, etc. Attached to them at all times in case of separation, etc.
Emergency phone numbers you might need
Credit/debit card information
Up to date photos of each family member
Medications for current sickness (i.e. cough medicine/cough drops, prescriptions, etc.)
Feminine products (if applicable)
Optional Items for Students Living in Apartments or Houses
- Dish soap
- Non-abrasive bathroom cleaner
- Sponges and cleaning clothes
- Oven cleaner
- Dish scrubber
- Dish-drying rack
- Cups or mugs
- Spoons, forks, knives
- Hot water kettle
- Can opener
- Mixing bowls
- Cutting board
- Serving dishes
- Utility knife/serving spoon
- Dish towels
- Hot pads
- Coffee maker/espresso machine
- Small microwave
- Full-length mirror
- Electric fans
- Floor and table lamps (Halogen not permitted.)
- Extra phone
Please keep the following in mind as you and your residents decorate the hall and individual rooms.
- Small fish and turtles are the only animals okay for pets.
- No drug or alcohol promotions.
- No pornographic material including posters or screen savers of scantily dressed men or women.
- Displaying or possessing signs owned by the Department of Transportation are not allowed.
- Candles with WHITE wicks only (no open flames or incense burning).
- Nothing should be attached to the ceiling.
- Do not puncture the furniture, walls, or ceiling in any way.
- Halogen lamps are a fire hazard and are therefore prohibited.
- Tacks should only be used in bulletin boards.
- White sticky tack and plain scotch tape work well for hanging things on the wall (duct tape has a tendency to leave a sticky residue).
- Do not use cinder blocks or bed lifters to elevate your furniture.
- Soft Furniture (like chairs or couches)
- Pets other than fish
- Nails or screws to hang items on walls (students in Residence Halls may use white plastic adhesive and 3M hooks)
- Real, play, or decorative weapons (including paintball guns and water balloon launchers)
- Halogen lamps
- Road/construction signs
- Bed lifters/cinder blocks
NOTE: LIGHT BULBS AND TOILET PAPER ARE PROVIDED FOR ALL UNIVERSITY RESIDENTS. BROOMS, VACCUUM CLEANERS AND MOPS ARE ALSO PROVIDED IN EACH LIVING AREA.
NOTE: A FRED MEYER STORE IS ALSO LOCATED WITHIN 2 MILES OF CAMPUS.